Sunday, October 31, 2010

Crouton Chicken with Orange BBQ Dipping Sauce

Happy Halloween! We didn't do any celebrating this year. I worked on a photo shoot all day doing makeup and hair for a beautiful young actress/dancer. Because we changed her look about seven times, it felt like Halloween. I had so much fun!

I am always looking for new ways to cook chicken. This was on Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemade cooking show. Jeffrey loves to dip his food in sauce. It is funny because his cousin Tim also loves sauce. I had never paid attention to how much Jeffrey liked sauce until Tim's wife, Melissa, was telling me that she always has to have a sauce for Tim to dip his food in. 

Crouton Chicken
1 bag cheese and garlic croutons (or whatever flavor you like)
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon poultrry seasoning
salt and pepper
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup plain bread crumbs (I only had Italian, so I used it)
8 chicken tenders

Put croutons in a gallon bag and use a rolling pin to crush croutons into bread crumb consistency.
Set up three bowls. Flour, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper in the first bowl, egg and buttermilk in second bowl and croutons and bread crumbs in the third bowl.
Dip each tender in flour first, then egg mix, then crumb mix and set into a baking dish.
Bake on 375 for 20 mins or until done.
While chicken is baking, make dipping sauce.

Orange BBQ Dipping Sauce
1/3 cup BBQ sauce
2 Tb orange marmalade
1 1/2 Tb Apple Cider Vinegar
1 1/2 tsp Franks Red Hot
dash salt and pepper
Put orange marmalade into a bowl and microwave for 15 seconds so that it will stir into the other ingredients better. Stir in all the other ingredients into marmalade.

Serve chicken with dipping sauce. Protein boy loves sauce of any kind!

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